​​​​​​​Save Energy and Money With a High Efficiency Natural Gas Water Heater

After home he​ating, hot water is the second largest user of energy in your home – accounting for 15 percent of your total energy use. Save now with a rebate and for years to come with lower energy bills.

Type of natural gas water heater Uniform Energy Factor  Mail-in rebate 
Tankless.80 UEF and greater$250
Tank ≤ 55 gallons.64 UEF and greater, Medium Usage Bin (≤ 75,000 Btu)*



​​​Tank ≤ 55 gallons.68 UEF and greater, High Usage Bin (≤ 75,000 Btu)*
​Tank > 55 gallons​.80 UEF and greater, High Usage Bin (≤ 75,000 Btu)*

Note: F​or rebate to apply, the new equipment must be listed and Uniform Energy Factor (UEF) or thermal efficiency verified in the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) directory or ENERGY STAR@' Websites.

*If commercial installation, for tank water heaters >75,000 Btuh, the minimum thermal efficiency is 88%. ​

How the Program Works

  1. Work with the dealer, plumber or retailer of your choice ​to determine the best high-efficiency natural gas water heater for your home that qualifies for a rebate. Buy and install the water heater in your home between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31​.
  2. Complete an application. Simply type your information in the interactive fields and then print your completed form. Please review all program guidelines and requirements on back of rebate application.
    Water Heating​​​​ Rebate Form (PDF)​
  3. Have your dealer or installer sign the rebate application form.
  4. Attach a copy of your dated sales invoice that shows the detail of the water heater purchased.
  5. Mail us the completed application including required ​signatures, along with dated sales invoice. Submit all requested paperwork by Dec. 31 in the calendar year of installation.

  6. Send to: 

    Water Heater Rebate Program 
    CenterPoint Energy 
    PO Box 59038 ​​
    Minneapolis, MN 55459-0038

​We'll  mail your rebate check within eight weeks of receiving your completed rebate ​​application.

Please note: This rebate offer is only available for residential customers who receive natural gas service from CenterPoint Energy. Rebates are paid on a first-come, first-served basis.



​​​​​All rebates must be submitted by Dec. 31, 2018.